• Workshops on EIDM

    The workshops combine the theory behind evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) with discussions on how participants could effectively implement this in a government context.

  • Building Evidence Literacies

    Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

    - Martin Luther King

Why join us?

The Africa Evidence Network enables members to get Network updates, monthly newsletters, establish links and partnerships with other network members involved in evidence-informed decision-making. Individual membership, valued at 54 USD per year, is currently free .

Our Members

Our network of members include researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and governments that have an interest in evidence-informed decision-making. Join our new page on LinkedIn.

Evidence 2018

Evidence 2018 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference will take place from 25 - 28 September 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Welcome to the Africa Evidence Network

If you’re interested in evidence-informed decision-making for Africa, whether from the perspective of policy, practice or research, this is the place to come. Here you will find the latest information on network activities, general news on evidence and policy in Africa, or updates on funding opportunities.

Latest News

Call for proposals: MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2018

November 29, 2017

The MRC and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards. This MRC/ DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global […]

EVIDENCE 2018 Conference: Conference dates and strands

November 23, 2017

The EVIDENCE 2018 conference will take place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria from 25 – 28 September 2018. Who should attend? All those interested in evidence, its production and use in decision-making. This includes people working in Africa and beyond, in governments, civil society, universities and the private sector. Objectives EVIDENCE 2018 aims […]

New DFID tender notice: Strengthening the use of evidence for development impact

November 15, 2017

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has designed a new programme to support evidence use in partner countries. Read more